Engaging in commerce while mobile/wireless involves new technologies, services, and business models. It is quite different from traditional e-commerce. Smartphones, wireless tablets, phablets, wearable wireless, and other mobile devices impose very different constraints than desktop computers. The ecosystem and value chain for mobile commerce is unique and evolving in a different manner than e-commerce as a whole.
Mobile commerce has experienced an explosion of new applications, services, and vendors during 2013. We see this trend accelerating in 2014 and beyond as solutions to optimize mobile payments, banking, shopping, and integrated advertising/commerce are deployed.
The report Mobile Commerce 2014 provides analysis of key technologies, solutions, opportunities and challenges facing the industry. The report identifies key trends and forecasts major areas including payment systems, shopping, virtual goods, and more. The report includes analysis of major vendors, overall market analysis, forecasting, and mobile commerce roadmap.
Purchasers of Mobile Commerce 2014 are entitled to any existing Mind Commerce report within the mobile commerce area including:
Market for Mobile Payment Solutions: User Interfaces, Wallets, and Banking 2014 - 2019
Mobile Location-based Marketing Solutions Analysis and Market Forecast 2013-2018
Wireless Solutions to Improve In-store Sales, Optimize Shopper Engagement, and Combat "Showrooming"
Mobile Location Commerce 2013 - 2018
Others are available upon request
Mobile Network Operators
Mobile Software Developers
OSS/BSS Solution Providers
Handset and Tablet Manufacturers
Mobile Payment Service Providers
Content and Applications Aggregators
Wireless Privacy and Security Specialists
Mobile Marketing and Advertising Providers
Telecommunications Infrastructure Providers
Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.
We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.
In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.
We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.
We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.
Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.
Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.
Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.